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  1. Jules

    World Pope Francis to Countries - Don't Take in More Refugees Than You Can Handle

    Pope Francis has warned countries to avoid taking in more refugees than they can cater for. Daily Mail UK reports that on a flight back to Rome from Sweden, Pope Francis was asked about Europe's migrant crisis and he said that even though countries shouldn't 'close their hearts' to those in...
  2. Jules

    World Altar Boys Abuse: Pope Names Successor to Guam Archbishop

    Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Byrnes of Detroit, the new Coadjutor Archbishop of Guam. He is to replace Archbishop Anthony Apuron, who has been accused of molesting altar boys in the 1970s. He has denied the allegations. Bishop Michael Jude Byrnes, currently an...
  3. Jules

    World Pope Francis - Women Will Never Be Catholic Priests

    Pope Francis on Tuesday said that women will never serve as Catholic Priests. GUARDIAN UK reports that the declaration is not a change in stance for the Argentinian pope, who has always said the door was closed on women being ordained as priests. When pressed on the matter by a journalist...
  4. Jules

    World Catholic Church Okays Cremation of the Dead But Rejects Scattering of Ashes

    The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in a new guideline released on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 stated that cremation is not forbidden by the church but scattering the ashes is forbidden. In the publication titled, “To rise with Christ”, the Catholic Church stated that it “continues...
  5. K

    Metro What Buhari Should Do For 21 Released Chibok Girls – Pope Francis

    Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis 1, has identified one more thing the federal government should do to get the Chibok Girls back to normal life. the pope emphasized that the girls need experts to rehabilitate them. The Pope, who was represented by the President of Pontifical Mission Societies...
  6. RemmyAlex

    World Nigeria Missing As Pope Francis Names 17 New Cardinals [See LIST]

    Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday from Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceania. Among the 17 new cardinal appointed by the Pope over the weekend, no single Nigeria on the list. Thirteen of them are under 80 and thus eligible to vote in any conclave to elect his...
  7. Jules

    World Pope Francis - Children Shouldn't Be Taught About Transgenders in Schools

    Pope Francis has spoken against schools where children are taught about transgender issues. During a return flight to Rome at the end of a three-day trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, Pope Francis talked about a meeting with a French man whose young son wanted to be a girl after reading about...
  8. RemmyAlex

    World Pope Francis Preaches In Half-Empty Stadium in Georgia

    Pope Francis has said Mass in a largely empty stadium on a visit to Georgia after the majority Orthodox Christian Church asked followers to stay away. Orthodox believers were asked not to take part in Roman Catholic services and a Church delegation due to attend also stayed away. But Church...
  9. Jules

    Metro Emir Sanusi Visits Pope Francis [PHOTOS]

    The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II recently visited Pope Francis in the Vatican. See photos below:
  10. Jules

    World Pope Francis Condemns Murder of Fr Hamel - ''to kill in the name of God is satanic''

    Pope Francis has condemned the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel, which took place on 26 July 2016, in the Church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvra in Rouen. Fr Hamel was killed by two men claiming to belong so-called Islamic State. Conducting a mass for the dead priest, Pope Francis said, ''this is a...
  11. RemmyAlex

    World 7 Things Every Nigerian Should Know About Mother Theresa

    Pope Francis on Sunday declared revered nun Mother Teresa a saint in a canonisation mass at St Peter’s square. “For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) to be a Saint and we enrol her among the Saints, decreeing that she is to be...
  12. Jules

    World Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Visit Pope Francis

    Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan visited Pope Francis on Monday. According to SKY NEWS, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said they discussed "how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a...
  13. K

    World Islam is Not Terrorism - Pope Francis

    Pope Francis has said that Islam cannot be equated with terrorism and warned that Europe was pushing its young into the hands of extremists. “It’s not true and it’s not correct (to say) Islam is terrorism,” he told journalists on Sunday aboard the papal plane during the return journey from a...
  14. RemmyAlex

    World Pope Francis Falls During Mass In Poland [SEE PHOTOS]

    Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, was walking towards the alter in Poland, when he took a huge tumble and fell on the ground. A group of other priests raced to help the Pope back to his feet just before the service began. Pope Francis was arriving to celebrate a mass at the Southern Black...
  15. K

    World Pope Francis Reacts to Terrorists' Attack on French Church

    Pope Francis has expressed his “pain and horror” at a hostage-taking at a church in France on Tuesday in which a priest was killed. “The pope… participates in the pain and horror of this absurd violence,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said, adding that Francis had been particularly...
  16. RemmyAlex

    Metro Pope Francis Sends Message To Osun Residents Over Hijab Tussle

    Pope Francis has called for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians, particularly residents of Osun State, irrespective of the socio-cultural and religious beliefs. The Pope made the appeal during a visit of the Roman Catholic Church to Governor Rauf Aregbesola at the Government House in Osogbo...
  17. Oluogunjobi

    World 'God Should Convert The Hearts of Terrorists,' Pope Francis Prays

    Pope Francis has asked God to “convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction” following a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria. The pontiff prayed during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square, where he supplicated for “eternal rest to the victims”...
  18. RemmyAlex

    World Pope Francis Issues New Guidelines on Love, Sex and Marriage

    Pope Francis has issued hotly-anticipated new guidelines on the Church’s approach to family life after two years of consultations with the world’s bishops. Here are some of the main points: Homosexuality There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way...
  19. RemmyAlex

    World Pope Francis Set To Make Key Marriage Pronouncement

    Pope Francis is set to make public the conclusions of his two Synods on the family in a document eagerly awaited by 1.3 billion Roman Catholics. It will have details of the Pope’s views about family life, marriage, contraception and bringing up children. Many Catholics are optimistic that...
  20. RemmyAlex

    World Pope Francis Washes and Kisses the Feet of 4 Nigerian Catholics, 3 Muslim Migrants - [Photos]

    Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees as a 'gesture of brotherhood'. According to Independent Newspaper UK, four male and female Nigerian refugees took part in the ceremony, including three Muslims from Mali, Syria and Pakistan, and a Hindu man from...
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